Abt’s Sandra Wilson was appointed to the Applying Lessons of Optimal Adolescent Health to Improve Behavioral Outcomes for Youth committee at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The eight-member committee was selected from among 180 candidates, all of whom were nominated by their peers.
The committee will analyze components of a variety of youth programs that may be successful in preventing adolescent-risk behaviors. Ultimately, a report will be generated, offering recommendations on ways that the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health can promote the adoption of promising approaches to mental and physical health, adolescent development and reproductive health and teen pregnancy.
This role is a perfect fit for Wilson, who is an internationally known expert in research synthesis and meta-analysis. At-risk and high-needs students are among her focus areas at Abt. She has conducted systematic reviews of educational programs, most notably on school-based violence prevention and high school dropout programs.
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